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Porous Silicon and Templating

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The creation of conducting polymer nanostructures and a wide variety of other material nanostructures/nanocomposites are described and surveyed, respectively. The focus is on PSi (porous silicon) template advantages for polymer nanostructure tuning, pore-filling phenomenon, mechanism of polymerization, and selective removal of PSi to release the polymeric structures. The interaction of pyrrole monomers, as a case study, on the entire surface of PSi under both galvanostatic and potentiostatic deposition modes is presented with discussion on the processing issues associated with the electrochemical deposition process inside the pores. Examples of free-standing conductive polymer structures formed by selective dissolution of PSi are provided. However, this updated and expanded review also highlights the wide range of materials and associated applications now being investigated for porous silicon templates.

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Harraz, F. . (2018). Porous Silicon and Templating. In: Canham, L. (eds) Handbook of Porous Silicon. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71381-6_63

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